• Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

    Updated: 2 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review. In a statement issued Friday...

  • Bettis loses No-No in 8th, but Rockies beat Phillies 4-1

    Updated: 3 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chad Bettis thought he was now just four outs from a no-hitter before he turned around and saw nobody was there to field Cody Asche's routine grounder. Bettis retired the first 18 batters and took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Troy Tulowitzki hit two solo...

  • Falcons LB Shembo waived after animal cruelty charge

    Updated: 11 min ago

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday, shortly after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Police in suburban Gwinnett County said Shembo was charged after his then-girlfriend's dog died from blunt force trauma last month....

  • Officials say those Boston snow piles are even more vile

    Updated: 17 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — It's disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer. A Boston public works official says the towering piles of filthy snow left over from the city's record-setting winter are even more grotesque than most people can imagine. Daniel Nee says one...

  • Alabama teachers who smoke to pay more for health insurance

    Updated: 18 min ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state board on Thursday approved a number of changes to state education employee benefit plans to help offset a nearly $140 million shortfall for 2016. Changes to the Public Education Employees' Insurance Plan will go into effect when the new year fiscal year...

  • Holmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shooting

    Updated: 18 min ago

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt presented Friday at his murder trial. Holmes told a...

  • No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis

    Updated: 32 min ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar deflecting blame for fueling the crisis and warning that "finger pointing" would not help. But delegates agreed on one thing at...

  • Bour hits 3-run HR, leads Haren, Marlins over Harvey, Mets

    Updated: 45 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — More and more, Justin Bour is blossoming into the kind of hitter that Dan Jennings and the Miami Marlins hoped he would become. Bour launched a three-run homer to back Dan Haren, and the Marlins extended Matt Harvey's winless streak to five starts by beating the New...

  • Coroner IDs man shot, killed by police during drug raid

    Updated: 46 min ago

    BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed during a gunfight with police in a quiet neighborhood in suburban Denver. The Adams County coroner's office said Friday that 32-year-old James Edward Strong died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police say a...

  • House records show Schock reimbursed US $122,590

    Updated: 46 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has reimbursed the U.S. government for the cost of auto mileage, office redecoration and a flight to Chicago Bears game. Disbursement records released Friday by the U.S. House show Schock repaid the federal government $122,590...

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